January 25 - February 1, 2015

The Sleep Issue:

Our first child having just arrived, sleep is something I'm thinking about a lot right now, and so here is a collection of education and learning-related articles having to do with sleep.

FEATURED TOPIC: SLEEP

          Sleep is on the mind this week, and so this issue is dedicated to the importance
          of sleep for learning.  Taken as a whole, these articles make a compelling case
          for promoting good sleep hygiene at our schools, whether through our schedules,
          our approach to homework, or simply educating students about the importance
          of sleep for their health, happiness, and learning.  Looking to make a case for
          change based on the importance of sleep?  Here's an arsenal.

          By next week I hope to return to the regular weekly selections.  Until then, enjoy
          these articles, and have a good afternoon nap!

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SLEEP

          What Are The Effects Of Sleep Debt On Brain And Body?
          Fast Company, 7/28/14

          Poor Sleep Associated With Shrinking Brain
          New York Magazine, 9/3/14

          Do All-Nighters Permanently Kill Brain Cells?
          Forbes, 3/20/14

          We Continue To Process Stimuli While We Sleep
          NPR, 9/11/14

          Sleep Strengthens Memory.  Now We Know How.
          New Scientist, 6/5/14

          Sleep Cleans the Brain
          New York Times, 1/11/14

          Sleep: Sore Labor's Bath, the Balm of Hurt Minds
          Boston Globe, 1/13/14

SLEEP AND SCHOOL START TIME

          More Studies: Kids Need To Sleep In.  Start Time: 8:30 Or Later
          Pacific Standard, 11/7/14

          Start School At 9am: How One Girl Changed A District of 18,000 Kids
          New York Times, 3/13/14

HOW MUCH SLEEP?

          4,000 Person Study Zeroes In On Optimal Sleep for Good Health
          Scientific American, 9/29/14

          Seven Hours Of Sleep: The Optimal Amount?
          Wall Street Journal, 7/21/14

          UK Adults Spend More Time On Tech Devices Than Asleep
          BBC, 8/7/14

HOW TO SLEEP WELL

          Tips For Getting A Good Night's Sleep
          Harvard Business Review, 11/10/14

          Screens Before Bed Inhibit Sleep and Dreams
          Vox, 12/22/14

          Simply Thinking You Slept Better Helps You Feel And Think Better
          Smithsonian, 1/22/14

          Educating Preschoolers About Sleep Improves Their Sleep Habits
          Brilliant Blog, 7/10/14

WHEN TO SLEEP

          A Natural History of Sleep
          Aeon, 11/7/14

          What Kind Of Sleep You Need And When
          New York Times, 10/16/14

          On The Brain Benefits Of Taking Afternoon Naps
          Brain Rules, 7/17/14

SLEEP AND CREATIVITY

          Sleep Schedules of Some of History's Most Creative People
          New York Magazine, 6/8/14

          3 Ways To Be More Creative... While Sleeping
          Fast Company, 6/2/14

OTHER

          National Geographic Runs A Special on Sleep [Video]
          National Geographic, 12/7/14

          Sleep, Sleep, Sleep.  Sure, But Is It A "Competitive Advantage"?
          New York Times, 6/27/14